Watershed residents and municipal officials are invited to attend the Ashokan Watershed Conference on July 28-29. Registration is open! This year’s conference features an exciting program of informative presentations and family friendly activities.
Landowners in the Ashokan Reservoir watershed are invited to “Learn Your Watershed Land” on Saturday, July 29 at the historic Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. A special program for new watershed landowners is a primer on how to manage a wild Catskill stream that is source of tranquility, trout habitat, and clean drinking water. The New Landowner session runs from 10:00 – 12:00 followed by lunch. The event is free to new watershed landowners. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit the conference webpage.
All Ashokan watershed residents are invited to attend an afternoon of education and fun for the entire family. A series of short talks and workshops from 1:00 – 4:00 raise awareness of the watershed’s fascinating environment. The presentations conclude with Evan Pritchard sharing indigenous teachings about the Esopus Creek watershed and Panther Mountain. The outdoor program features family friendly activities from 2:00 – 3:30. For more information visit the conference webpage. Entry is free for watershed residents. Register at the door.
On Friday, July 28 the conference program is a code enforcement and flood policy training for municipal officials working in the NYC Watershed. The free training runs from 8:30 – 2:00 at the Emerson Resort in Mt. Tremper. Our trainer Bill Nechamen who will take a deep dive into how FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations intersect with building code requirements. Continuing education credits available. To learn more visit the conference webpage. Registration is required.